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Extrapolation Of A Controversial Subject In Pregnancy And Puerperium: The Influence Of Combined Oral Contraceptive Use Over Body Mass Index And Biliary Symptoms

Extrapolation Of A Controversial Subject In Pregnancy And Puerperium: The Influence Of Combined... AbstractIntroduction and aim: Because for the majority of women one of the most unwanted effect of combined oral contraceptive use is considered to be weight increasement, our study aim was to find out if there is a correlation between the use of combined oral contraceptives in the present or past and the body mass index in a group of pregnant, puerperal and matching control patients.Material, patients and method: In a prospective cohort (Regional University Hospital - Constanţa), 176 patients were included in 3 groups: pregnant, puerperal and matching non-pregnant women (control). For each patient a chart was considered, with the following parameters, age, height, weight, BMI, type of diet, use of combined oral contraceptives in the present or in the past (more than 6 months), ultrasound evaluation of gallbladder’ content.Conclusion: In our study, the use of combined oral contraceptives was not correlated with a high BMI but it seems to correlate with a higher incidence of biliary dyspeptic symptoms in patients without biliary sludge or stones. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ARS Medica Tomitana de Gruyter

Extrapolation Of A Controversial Subject In Pregnancy And Puerperium: The Influence Of Combined Oral Contraceptive Use Over Body Mass Index And Biliary Symptoms

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
© 2013
ISSN
1841-4036
eISSN
1841-4036
DOI
10.2478/v10307-012-0014-x
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Abstract

AbstractIntroduction and aim: Because for the majority of women one of the most unwanted effect of combined oral contraceptive use is considered to be weight increasement, our study aim was to find out if there is a correlation between the use of combined oral contraceptives in the present or past and the body mass index in a group of pregnant, puerperal and matching control patients.Material, patients and method: In a prospective cohort (Regional University Hospital - Constanţa), 176 patients were included in 3 groups: pregnant, puerperal and matching non-pregnant women (control). For each patient a chart was considered, with the following parameters, age, height, weight, BMI, type of diet, use of combined oral contraceptives in the present or in the past (more than 6 months), ultrasound evaluation of gallbladder’ content.Conclusion: In our study, the use of combined oral contraceptives was not correlated with a high BMI but it seems to correlate with a higher incidence of biliary dyspeptic symptoms in patients without biliary sludge or stones.

Journal

ARS Medica Tomitanade Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 2012

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